Its been 11 years since my son Toby was born sleeping and not a day goes by where I don't think of him. So this year Julie and I are taking part in the Virtual Virgin London Marathon to raise money for Kicks Count in his memory. 

Why is the awareness Kicks Count raise so important?

Around half of mothers who had a stillbirth noticed their baby slowed their movements beforehand. If a baby is getting less nutrients or oxygen, they often move less to conserve energy. Most of the time, a baby moving less is found to be absolutely fine, but it's vital that mums recognise and report the potential warning sign.

In 2017, the latest published statistics, 2,873 babies were stillborn in the UK. That was a decrease of 7.7% from 2016 and the lowest number since records began. A difference is being made, but there is still work to do. NINE new lives are still being lost every single day and that's too many.


I hope you agree it's a great cause. Your donation will make a difference and will be put to good use, ensuring more babies' arrive safely.

Elizabeth Hutton